Travel, Cooking, Doing, Eating and Drinking (that about covers it)

Category: Cool

A Toast to Corona

A Toast to Corona

Ah, Corona. All who knew you, loved you. A beautiful, friendly Chihuahua and my wife’s constant companion and best friend during a decade-long love affair, we lost her on September 2, one month ago. Fashionista, therapy dog, traveller, foodie, consummate snuggler, bootie-hater and relentless shedder, […]

Meet Me for a Coffee?

Meet Me for a Coffee?

October 1st is International Coffee Day! Sorry, but again I will be the bearer of bad news and let you know that it is not a “real” holiday, so you still have to go to work. I’m sure most of you are thinking “Ummm, Elin, […]

Palio delle Barche (Boat Palio)

Palio delle Barche (Boat Palio)

If you were in Italy yesterday, Sunday, July 30, you would have seen an unusual site on Lago Trasimeno. Lago Trasimeno is the fourth largest lake in Italy. Although it is large, it is a shallow lake which makes it ideal for swimming and boating. […]

Calgary Stampede – Fun & Food

Calgary Stampede – Fun & Food

We are full swing into Calgary Stampede time!  Stampede started this past weekend as it has continuously since 1912! The kick-off parade was the Friday following Canada Day (July 1). You have the next ten days to release your inner cowboy or cowgirl, dust off […]

The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth

The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth

Ladies and gentlemen, hold on to your hats because tomorrow is the start of “The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth”! It’s the Calgary Stampede! Stampede starts every year on the Friday following Canada Day (July 1) and has been held continuously since 1912! For 10 […]

St. Lawrence Market – The Food

St. Lawrence Market – The Food

I hope everyone had a great weekend and, if you’re in Canada or the United States, a great long weekend! Today is a day off work in Canada because Canada Day, July 1, fell on a Saturday this year. Our neighbours to the south (and […]

#CheersCanada150

#CheersCanada150

July 1, 2017 marks the 150th Anniversary of the Confederation of Canada! Happy Birthday Canada! This Saturday, there will be fireworks, festivals and parties to celebrate. Things might get loud! Since July 1 is a Saturday, we lucky Canadians will get Monday off work! (Yippee!!). […]